Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Rain, Doily and Garter
I have made it through the next row of my doily without too many issues. I believe I have only had to un-tat one ring and one chain so that is the good news. The next row is proving to be a bit of a challenge. I cant, for love or money remember how I did the little 5 petal flowers that this involves. I still have the last doily I did, yes I know I still haven't posted a final picture of it yet but I am glad I haven't trimmed the thread ends off yet. I have tried to study the last doily to see if I could figure out how I did them but that is not working so well. I then turned to my blog to see if I could find any tips. I am very glad I didn't read back through old posts before I started this doily again because I must have blocked out of my memory how much this doily fought me. Now I am kind of remembering the last one fought me so badly because I wasn't paying close attention to joins so moving forward I will just take this one slow and pay more attention. I didn't find any tips about the flowers so I am hoping it will just come to me.
I have also spent a bit of time on the internet trying to come up with a pattern that will work to do a garter for my sister. She is getting married in a couple weeks so I was hoping to be able to make her something. I have been trying to come up with a pattern that I can run a blue ribbon through to give her the "something blue". I found this bookmark pattern on pinterest that I added picots to but so far I am not loving the way it is turning out.
I am not sure if the garter will even stay in place with just the tie so this project may be a bit more than I can accomplish in the time allotted but I guess I wont know that till I try. I am at the point right now that I need to make a decision whether to finish this one off or move on to another pattern. Almost all of my shuttles are being used on other projects so I am not sure what to choose. I like the Aerlit shuttle I am using right now on this one but it doesn't hold much thread so that means lots of hiding ends which is annoying because I am not so good at it. Decision, decisions, decisions!! AGGHHH!!!